'Elegantly structured, unsettling, yet with moments of surprising wit - in this novel Suzanne Leal captures the life of a small community with real tenderness.' Kathryn Heyman, author of Floodline..A popular teacher with something to hide...A new principal determined to uncover the truth...A young mother, suddenly single, who struggles to rebuild her life...A grieving daughter who must learn to face the world again...A family forced to flee their homeland and start afresh...A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it's hard to know who to trust and what to believe...The Teacher's Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.
Suzanne Leal is a lawyer and senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She is also an author and interviewer at literary functions and events. She has been a judge for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, most recently in 2014, and for 'The Nib' Waverley Library Award for Literature. She has also been a regular legal commentator on 702 ABC radio.